The effect of CCl4 concentration on the nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) films deposition has been investigated in a hot-filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) reactor. NCD films with a thickness of few-hundred nanometers have been synthesized on Si substrates from 2.0% and 2.5% CCl 4/H2 at a substrate temperature of 610 °C. Polycrystalline diamond films and nanowall-like films with higher formation rates than those of the NCD films were deposited from lower and higher CCl 4 concentrations, respectively. The grain sizes of the diamond film grown using 2.0% CCl4 increased with film thickness while a diamond film with uniform nanocrystalline structure all over a thickness of 1 μm can be deposited in the case of 2.5% CCl4. We suggest that both the primary nucleation and the secondary nucleation processes are crucial for the growth of the NCD films on Si substrates.
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